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Aircraft of the French Armée de l'Air during the Battle of France in 1940. The nationalization of French military companies by the newly elected leftist government in 1936 severely damaged the aircraft industry. Many of the more advanced designs being worked on were seriously delayed, and development was hampered by organizational inefficiencies from the poorly implemented nationalization. In addition, there was a lack of higher output engines comparable to those installed in the latest Luftwaffe fighters. As a result, by 1938 France had placed orders with other countries to get more planes, including large orders with the U.S..

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Amiot

Arsenal

Blériot

Bloch

(later, name changed to Dassault)

Breguet

C.A.M.S.

Caudron

Dewoitine

Gourdou-Leseurre

  • GL-810 ship-borne observation floatplane

Hanriot

Koolhoven

Latécoère

Levasseur

  • P.L.14 torpedo bomber float plane
  • P.L.15 torpedo bomber float plane

Lioré-et-Olivier

Loire

Loire-Nieuport

  • LN 401 ship-borne dive bomber

Maillet

Morane-Saulnier

Mureaux

Nieuport-Delage

Potez

SNCAO

Sud-Est

Wihault

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Lists of Aircraft | Aircraft manufacturers | Aircraft engines | Aircraft engine manufacturers

Airports | Airlines | Air forces | Aircraft weapons | Missiles | Timeline of aviation

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